About the course
LEARN THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES
Energy storage is a cross-cutting technology that impacts electric vehicles, portable electronics, and the grid penetration of renewable power sources like wind and solar. This online course provides an overview of the fundamental operating principles from the perspective of automotive applications. Learn the different types of batteries, how they work, and how they fail.
- Basic Battery Concepts Part 1 (34 min)
- More Basic Concepts Part 2 (37 min)
- Factors Affecting Battery Performance (30 min)
- Introduction to Li-ion Batteries (45 min)
- Degradation Mechanisms in Li-ion Batteries (39 min)
- Advanced Devices for High Energy and High Power: Li-air Batteries and Ultracapacitors (38 min)
TIME COMMITMENT AND WORK PACE
Each course contains 4-6 hours of online instruction divided into shorter modules to make it easy to learn at your own pace.
You will have 180 days from your course start date to complete the course.
Successful completion requires you to view all course modules and receive an 80% passing grade on the course assessment. Upon completing these requirements, you will earn a digital badge for your resume or professional profile.
CERTIFICATE OPTION AND SPECIALIZATIONS
Upon successful completion of 4 CCET courses, you will receive a U-M Certificate of Achievement.
Select 4 courses from one concentration to deepen your knowledge in a subject or area. If you choose a specialization, your certificate will note the specialization you completed.
PREREQUISITES & TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
There are no prerequisites for this course. A bachelor's degree in a science, engineering, or technical field is recommended but not required.
Administrative/Online Technical Support
Support staff are available via phone and email to help with administrative and technical issues during our normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
- Summarize the basic components of a battery and the fundamental principles governing its operation
- Explain the materials used in modern lithium-ion batteries and their respective operational characteristics
- Discuss the factors that control battery performance and the primary mechanisms responsible for performance degradation
- Describe advanced energy storage devices such as super-capacitors and metal-air batteries
DEGREES PhD, Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 Graduate Certificate, Computational Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 BS, Mathematical Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 1995 RESEARCH INTERESTS Development of high-capacity...
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